Dear Daedra: How many glass straws per day does the average family use?
Using the statistic that 500 million straws are used and thrown away each day in the USA, we can derive that each person uses 1.6 straws per day. For a family of four, that’s 6.4 straws per day per family. Per year, this means each family uses 2,336 straws!
You can see that buying a few reusable straws can go a long way in reducing the number of hazardous straws ending up in landfills and waterways.
We looked at this for our own family of four and 6.4 seems to be a good number. We each seem to use one straw all day long, whether it is in our insulated tumblers or a glass that is refilled multiple times per day. Some days we make smoothies and will then use four more straws. So 4-8 straws is our typical range for a day in the life of the Strawesome family.
We hope this helps!